6. Showbie

What?

“Go paperless in your classroom! With Showbie, you can quickly assign, collect and review student work on your iPad, then provide rich feedback to your students by adding annotations, text notes and voice notes directly onto their document. Students can show their learning creatively by submitting to Showbie from thousands of compatible iPad apps, or by completing assignments with Showbie’s built in tools. Showbie keeps everyone organised with individual student assignment folders, email and push notifications.’

Technical specifications

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Developer: Showbie Inc.

Price: Free

Size: 43,6 MB

Rating App Store: ★★★★

Available: iOS

Efficiency value


Showbie is an extremely efficient digital classroom tool. As a teacher, you can hand out online assignments, which pupils can simply send back after completing. Finally, you can add feedback onto the assignment itself. Naturally this requires a lot of preparation time by the teacher, which can be an obstacle at times.

Content value


Showbie provides no actual content in and of itself, it is entirely dependent on what the teacher uses it for. This gives a great amount of flexibility, as it can be used to present content of any subject. Much like other similar applications, the proficiency of the user is the only limit to the potential of Showbie.

Motivational value


Due to the many creative possibilities for the tool, it is very likely that students will greatly enjoy using this. Naturally, this depends on what the teacher uses it for. As for assignments, some pupils may prefer this digital form of handing them in rather than dealing with all the paperwork.

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Comments
Another multi-purpose educational tool, which serves no one particular purpose but rather has many. Like the other similar applications, it is the effort of the teacher that will determine just how effective this classroom tool will be. Suffice to say that with the proper motivation this tool can create very creative and interactive online classroom environments.

Lesson ideas

This app mainly focuses on practicality rather than creativity. Great lesson ideas cannot be given with this app. The app allows students to hand in their tasks, and teachers to send back their tasks with a mark on it.

Objectives

  • Pupils can hand in their tasks on a digital platform.
  • Pupils can respect deadlines.
  • Pupils can and are willing to download documents from Showbie.
  • Pupils can communicate in an appropriate digital manner with their teachers.

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